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I would like to see the original Sanskrit for the following verse (or verses).

Governed by my ordinance, men wander within my body, their senses overwhelmed by me. They move not according to their will but as they are moved by me.

Mahabharata Book 3 Chapter 188

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Because there are different editions of Mahabharata, some times the chapter number are different. In the Sanskrit version I found, the corresponding shloka is present in Chapter 187

Sanskrit Shlokas

21 पराप्नुवन्ति नरा विप्र यत्कृत्वा कर्मशॊभनम
सत्यं दानं तपॊ चॊग्रम अहिंसा चैव जन्तुषु

22 मद्विधानेन विहिता मम देहविहारिणः
मयाभिभूत विज्ञाना विचेष्टन्ते न कामतः

English Transliteration

21 prāpnuvanti narā vipra yatkṛtvā karmaśobhanam
satyaṃ dānaṃ tapo cogram ahiṃsā caiva jantuṣu

22 madvidhānena vihitā mama dehavihāriṇaḥ
mayābhibhūta vijñānā viceṣṭante na kāmataḥ

Mahabharata 3.187.21-22

English Translation

And, O Brahmana, whatever is obtained by men by the practice of truth, charity, ascetic austerities, and peace and harmlessness towards all creatures, and such other handsome deeds, is obtained because of my arrangements. Governed by my ordinance, men wander within my body, their senses overwhelmed by me. They move not according to their will but as they are moved by me.

Mahabharata Book 3 Chapter 188

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